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Can I recover Windows 10 to a new hard disk?

Pavilion 550-254na
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Hello all.

My recent purchase has developed a start error (bsod). I have tried using Windows system recovery, to restore the system to an earlier point, but it doesn't work. So I M contemplating a full factory system restore using hp's recovery image on the partition.

My question is, can I install the fresh operating to a new ssd, and not the existing mechanical drive the PC came with?

Advice and installation tips would be much appreciated.

Mario.
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Hi,

 

Yes you can do a fresh install using Windows 10 installation media from the following link

 

     https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10

 

(Note: Using a tool to create the iinstalltion media).

 

Now, use the media to install fresh Windows 10 on your computer. You need to use same version (Home) . During the installtion process, it will ask for a key, please SKIP and continue

 

Windows 10 will automatically activate when you come online. The key is in the BIOS.

 

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Yes.  You will need a 2.5" sata SSD. I recommend a Samsung or intel SSD. They have been winning the SSD wars for a while.

 

That is a highly recommended upgrade. If you download a windows ISO and create a USB installer it should be pretty straightforward

 

Here is the Windows 10 media creation tool download website.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Dowmnload the media creation tool file. YOu can do it on a different PC. You will need a USB flash drive that is at least 4GB. Be sure to select the version (Home or Professional) and type (32 or 64-bit) that was previously installed in your desktop PC's original hard disk.

 

Remove the original hard disk and install the new SSD (TLC or V-Nand) Do not choose an NVME type!

SSD products at NewEGG.

 

YOu might want to purchase a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter so the new drive will fit easily in place of the original 3.5" hard disk.

 

Connect the same power and data connector to the new SSD that was attached to the original hard disk.

Plug the USB installer you created into an available port.

Press the power button and immediately start tapping the F9 key. Choose the usb installer to boot to.

 

Follow the prompts to install the OS to your new SSD.

It will be activated when you go online.

 

I will edit this  shortly and  put a link for where you can find the required drivers.

http://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-550-200-Desktop-PC-series/9259612/model/...

 




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Thanks Erico, I'll give that a go and report back.

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Worked perfectly. System is now running sweetly 🙂
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